WESTFIELD – Max J. Kusnierz, 90, of Westfield, died on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on December 27, 1921 in Chicopee and lived in Westfield most of his life. Max was the son of the late John P. and Anna (Czech) Kusnierz.
Max was a retired tool maker at the former Perkins Machine and Gear Co. and Eastco Hand Tools, formerly Moore Drop Forge. He was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church in Westfield. Max enjoyed riding his bike until the age of 90, even in the snow. He enjoyed gardening and fixing cars. Max’s favorite sports teams were the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and the U Conn Huskies. He really loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially when he supported them when they were acting, dancing, singing, playing musical instruments and getting awards. Watching them play baseball and soccer was also a favorite for Max.
He is predeceased by his wife, Evelyn M. (Rys) Kusnierz, who died on October 6, 1975; his three brothers, Walter, Joseph and Stanley Kusnierz and a sister, Jane Kusnierz. He is survived by his three sons, Walter Kusnierz and his wife, Nancy Loring-Kusnierz of Pittsfield, Max Kusnierz and his wife, Susan and Stanley Kusnierz and his wife, Marilyn all of Westfield; four daughters, Frances Asta-Ferrero and her husband ,Charles of West Springfield, Mary Kusnierz and Anna Kusnierz, both of Westfield and Philomena Belmer and her husband, William of West Springfield; a brother, John Kusnierz and his wife Christine of Westfield; seven grandchildren, Julie Asta-Ferrero, Joseph Astra-Ferrero, Shelley Kusnierz, Zachary Kusnierz, Max Kusnierz, III, Evelyn Belmer and Dylan Loring and his longtime special friend, Dorothy DesJardins of Chicopee.
Max’s funeral was held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East Street in Chicopee Falls, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, 566 Front Street in Chicopee His burial followed at St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church, 335 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085. Visit www.cierpialmemorialfuneralhomes.com